Life in Society: Readings for Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (4th Revised edition)

Life in Society: Readings for Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (4th Revised edition)

By: James M. Henslin (author)Paperback

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This brief and economical reader, edited by Jim Henslin, is specifically designed to be used as a companion to his Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach texts.

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James M. Henslin, who was born in Minnesota, graduated from high school and junior college in California and from college in Indiana. Awarded scholarships, he earned his Master's and doctorate degrees in sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After this, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, and spent a year studying how people adjust to the suicide of a family member. His primary interests in sociology are the sociology of everyday life, deviance, and international relations. Among his numerous books is Down-to-Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings (Free Press), now in its twelfth edition. This book of readings reflects some of these sociological interests. He has also published widely in sociology journals, including Social Problems and American Journal of Sociology. While a graduate student, Jim Henslin taught at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. After completing his doctorate, he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where he is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. He says, "I've always found the introductory course enjoyable to teach. I love to see students' faces light up when they first glimpse the sociological perspective and begin to see how society has become an essential part of how they view the world." Henslin enjoys reading and fishing. His two favorite activities are writing and traveling. He especially enjoys visiting and living in other cultures, for this brings him face to face with behaviors and ways of thinking that he cannot take for granted, experiences that "make sociological principles come alive."


*new to this edition Part I The Sociological Perspective 1 The Sociological Perspective Invitation to Sociology, by Peter L. Berger 2 Culture The Fierce People, by Napoleon Chagnon 3 Socialization Anybody's Son Will Do, by Gwynne Dyer 4 Social Structure and Social Interaction Hooking Up on the Internet, by Helene M. Lawson and Kira Leck* 5 How Sociologists do Research Inside Organized Racism, by Kathleen M. Blee Part II Social Groups and Social Control 6 Societies to Social Networks Working in a Chicken Factory, by Steve Striffler* 7 Bureaucracies and Formal Organizations Handling the Stigma of Handling the Dead, by William Thompson 8 Deviance and Social Control Becoming a Hit Man, by Ken Levi* Part III Social Inequality 9 Global Stratification Job on the Line, by William M. Adler 10 Social Class in the United States The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All, by Herbert J. Gans 11 Inequalities of Gender Because She Looks Like a Child, by Kevin Bales* 12 Inequalities of Race-Ethnicity My Secret Life as a Black Man, by Anthony Walton* 13 Inequalities of Age But This Is My Mother!" Elders in Nursing Homes, by Cynthia Loucks Part IV Social Institutions 14 The Economy McDonald's in Hong Kong, by James L. Watson* 15 Politics The Power Elite, by C Wright Mills 16 Marriage and Family Family in Transition, by Arlene S. Skolnick and Jerome H. Skolnick* 17 Education College Athletes and Role Conflict, by Peter Adler and Patricia A. Adler 18 Religion India's Sacred Cow, by Marvin Harris 19 Medicine Just Another Routine Emergency, by Daniel F. Chambliss Part V Social Change 20 Population and Urbanization Border Blues: The Dilemma ofIllegal Immigration, by Farai Chideya 21 Collective Behavior and Social Movements The Animal Rights Crusade, by James M. Jasper and Dorothy Nelkin 22 Social Change and the Environment Caught Between the Ages, by William van Dusen Wishard

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  • publication date: 29/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780205780419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780205780419
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0205780415
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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